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Posts Tagged ‘fitness’

Let’s play Zumba!

In a related post to my previous one, I’ve recently seen this footage of a video game for the XBox Kinect called “Zumba Fitness World Party”.

And yes, I know the game has been around for a while, but hey, I was too busy catching up to my Dragon Age, Mass Effect and Red Dead Redemption marathon. (John Marston is my idol right now, I swear).

I’ve been trying to get a hold of a second-hand copy of this, since XBox 360 games trading is still pretty much thriving in our local scene, but nobody seems to want to let go of their c opy! Which is really surprising, since I thought that Kinect games are not really a “strong” seller in the circuit. So, I’d probably have to buy it for brand new.

Combine this with my Dance Central games, which have fitness monitors, maybe I could lose weight with this. I’ve heard some pretty good weight loss reviews from this game, and from my experience with the DC games, I get the feeling I’m going to get really worked up in this. I mean, just look at the girl in the video! I mean if I could dance like that, I’d be making videos of it too.

Which possibly also means that I’m going to have to get the music from this game, put it on my phone, and buy MF’s best earbuds so I can play them on my commute to work. I want to be able to practice it during my down time.

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - January 4, 2016 at 10:30 am

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ZenkX Tries…. Muay Thai?!

Well, actually…. no. XD

I can’t do Muay Thai for the life of me. XD

I am, however, thinking of taking up some self-defense/ boxing lessons from the local gym I’m working out in.

With my most-awesome-bestfriend-and-master (yep, Joyce is so brilliant, I’m just a peon compared to her XD), I’ve been going to the gym every Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday in an effort to lose some weight (since I’m on the verge of getting diabetic ~_~). So far it’s been working out rather well, I don’t know if I’ve dropped any pounds yet, but I don’t care. Hahaha! I’m just happy that I can breathe just fine again, I’m more energetic, and I have an outlet when I get off from work. Harharhar! Not to mention there are bellydance lessons too, which is AWESOME since I miss bellydancing so much. XD

Anyway, as usual for the typical government employee, my salary would be late again, so it’s going to be a while before I can enroll at the boxing lessons. But Joyce and I were given 2 trial runs (One basic and one advanced) so we pretty much have an idea about how much a$$-whopping we’re going to get if we enrolled. ~_~

By the way, this is the man who’s going to kick my fluffy butt in the ring when I enroll at his classes. ~_~

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - September 19, 2011 at 10:43 pm

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I Wanna Play Basketball!!!

All this video taping my officemates is making me envious. ~_~

Imagine having to play basketball for almost 40 minutes, and still be able to do it the next day.

I want to be that fit. ~_~

Granted, they are not exactly the most fit of people, (they are probably going to need some creatine powders to get rid some of their belly pudge, harharhar!) but I have to give them credit for being able to play that long. Heck, I can’t even shoot that basketball ball from the free throw line. (Yeah, I suck at basketball)

Anyway, all this watching is making me wish I was fit again. It made me start looking for home exercises. There was even one about prison exercises (you know, the kind that inmates do during their stint in jail) but being a chubby person like myself, it seems… scary. ~_~

I really need to get a DVD… I miss my Rachel Brice CD. I think I’m going to better as a bellydancer than a sports person. Hahaha!

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - May 19, 2011 at 11:24 pm

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One Step At a Time

Or more like 15,000 steps. ~_~

Yep, I just bought a pedometer recently. It’s a neat little thing actually, so it was all tiny and it fit in my belt rather nicely. Although its kind of a hassle to set up because it gets pinched sometimes in my belt and it resets. ~_~

But it’s still good though. Especially nowadays when you don’t know what diet pills are safe to use to lose weight. The manual on my pedometer says that to lose weight, I need to take about 15,000 steps per day. Which is, admittedly, a tall order. I used it to count the steps I take walking down and up my office staircase only to find out that it’s only 250 steps. Sheesh. That would mean I’d have to walk up and down the stairs 60 times in a day. ~_~

Anyway, I have yet to measure how many steps I take walking around my subdivision’s playground, so hopefully I can use it there and walk for an hour. I just hope that I can walk all those steps in that time frame. XD

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - November 4, 2010 at 1:38 pm

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ZenkX’s “Weight Loss” Journal: Week 4 Day 3

You guys have no idea how much this picture is taunting me right now. ~_~

Anyway, things… are not going as well as it should. I haven’t lost any weight recently, but good thing is, I haven’t gained any weight as well.

Well for one thing, I am being psychologically tortured… BY OWN BRAIN! It’s been a while since I ate at Burgoo’s (although I need the best colon cleanse whenever I eat there), I am beginning to miss their food terribly. There’s now like an ongoing war between my eating urges and my health urges, it’s like Zenkx the Foodie and Zenkx the Chubby fighting in my brain:

Zenkx the Foodie: I’m hankering for some Burgoo’s pasta or Wham burgers. Let get some.

Zenkx the Chubby: Hell no.

Zenkx the Foodie: Why the heck not?!

Zenkx the Chubby: Well, we don’t have enough money foe one thing. Besides, I’m over my calorie limit. If I eat too much in there, it’ll go straight to my tummy. ~_~

Zenkx the Foodie:  Calorie-schamalorie! It’s just a bowl of pasta. What harm can it do? Besides, I didn’t figure you for a calorie-counter. That’s not very YOU.

Zenkx the Chubby: Shaddap!!! ~_~

I swear if this goes on, people would think I’m insane. ~_~

Second of all, with the new air conditioner installed in my office, I don’t get my usual amount of sweating going on. I’m going to have to start running or walking to make up for it. Anyway, my brother is going to take me to the badminton court later on. It’s pretty fun. But aside from that, I’m going to have to walk around the village, which is going to be pretty hard. I’m going to wake up as early as 4am on Mondays and 5am on other days. ~_~

And thirdly, with my father coming home soon, I’m going to have to cancel (or limit) my purchase of Herbalife products from my cousin. The products help a lot, so if I limit it, I’m going to have to double my efforts to make sure to not gain any weight. Sheesh. Talk about dilemmas.

I wish my Rachel Brice CD would come soon. I’d rather do yoga exercises at home than to go jogging around the subdivision. ~_~

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - July 9, 2010 at 11:21 am

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Zenkx’s Exercise Option 2: Playground exercises

Yes, there is such a thing as Playground exercises… it’s one of the main reasons kids who play more in the playground are more fit.

Now I’m not saying that we older generations should just keep running around like kids are, going up slides and playing in see-saws or something. XD

Playground exercise simply means using the stuff in the playground or park as replacement for common gym equipments.

You can use the monkey bars as pull-up bars to exercise your abs and biceps. Playground platforms can be used in doing push-ups. Slides and swing sets act as elevation for lunges, leg and hip exercises. Even playing with your kids or younger nephews/ nieces in a playground is exercise itself, as running around with them is already considered a cardio workout. If you don’t have a child, you can walk your dog around the park.

However, working out in a playground is stil a bit dangerous, mainly because you don’t have someone spotting you (watching your moves so you would prevent injury). But if you can bring along a friend or relative while working out in a playground, it would be a lot of fun.

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - June 1, 2010 at 2:54 pm

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Zenkx’s Exercise Option 1: Water Aerobics

Yep, I’m looking for a nice way to exercise (since I’m on the verge of 200 pounds already ~_~) and one of the options I’ve found is Water Aerobics, since it’s low impact and it’s nice and cool for the pool.

And what’s even better is I don’t have to buy buy pool pumps or anything, mainly because our subdivision has a community pool.

Here are some of the benefits of Water Aerobics:

# the soothing warmth and buoyancy of warm water make it a safe, ideal environment for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness.

# Immersing in warm water raises your body temperature, causing your blood vessels to dilate and increasing circulation.

# Water exercise is a gentle way to exercise joints and muscles.

# Water supports joints to encourage free movement, and may also act as resistance to help build muscle strength.

# Using a spa adds a component to the therapy in massage. Jet nozzles release warm water and air, massaging your body and helping you relax tight muscles

However, as with all exercises, always consult with your doctor before trying it out. Some doctors may suggest other forms of exercises for you, depending on your current physical condition.

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - at 2:52 pm

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